Pair cased verge by Roberts, London

Stock No. 1561

J. Roberts
London, 1814
Silver pair cases, 56 mm
Verge escapement


A good early 19th century verge, in very good overall condition.

MOVEMENT : Gilded movement with verge escapement, the balance cock finely engraved and pierced, and with a mask to the neck. Transitional type regulator. Blued steel regulator disk and screws. Four round pillars.

Signed (J. Roberts, London) and numbered (10144).

The movement is in very good condition and is running well.

DIAL : A fine white enamel dial.
In excellent condition, with just a few tiny marks.

Nice matching arrowhead gold hands.

INNER CASE : Silver, with hallmarks for London, 1814, and maker’s mark WL below a stag.

Good condition throughout. The hinge is fine and the bezel snaps shut correctly, though with a few scratches at the catch.
The bull’s eye high dome crystal is in good condition with no chips, and just some small surface scratches. The bow and stem are fine.

OUTER CASE : A silver pair case with silver and maker’s marks matching the inner.

In good overall condition. The catch, catch button and hinge are all fine and the bezel snaps shut correctly. Just a few small and light bruises on the back.

The case maker, with the very distinctive maker’s mark, is William Lindsay of Bunhill Row, London.